Friday, July 16, 2010

more on chalk

several days ago i was playing in my journal with chalk pastels (see here). this is a layout using the same stencils, same chalks, along with some micron pen detailing......but this time on a page from a discarded library book.. it's always amazing to me how the same subject matter can look so completely different when it's on a new background! of course, i'm so hooked on my cherished little heart-in-hand image, i think i'd love it on just about any background.....


22 comments:

debi said...

Love this one! I like all things with words on it.

Butterfly Works said...

What a difference a background can make....WOW.....love them both and of course we all love your hand because it represents you...sweet girl...

treasurefield said...

I love it! (Also love discarded library books as a canvas.) ^_^
The hand looks great on the little house, and your stencil play, too.
Great creative exercise, using the same motif in different ways. Bravo!

Mary said...

I really liked the first one, I really love this one!!!!!!

Becky Shander said...

I love how you create so freely...so passionately. I'm guessing that your mind is always "on" and your imaginative creations reflect this wonderful enthusiasm.

Gifts of Creation said...

This is adorable..thanks for sharing!

Patty S said...

really pretty! tfs :-)

Eden said...

Lori's Logo- that heart in hand totally rocks....cuz it's coming from an authentic place!! You are having so much fun with it too!! Love that!!

Marthann's Musings said...

Love this one AND the one before it. Am behind in my blog reading. Your work is always so clever and fun. Just keep it up, you are amazing.

Dolores said...

I really like your 3-D look. Question: Does the chalk pastel smear or do you have to spray it?

lori vliegen said...

hi dolores! i don't normally spray the chalk in my journal, unless there's a lot of it on the page. it doesn't seem to smear too badly if i rub it into the page well. for other applications i go ahead and use a spray fixative (very stinky) just to keep it from getting all over the place. :)))

Createology said...

Very fun and yes it is a completely different look. That is the best part of art...how we make it our own! Happy creating...

PaperPumpkin said...

This is precious, lori! I love your heart in hand symbol so much. I keep thinking about your brother's gift, too. I loved that piece...♥

Ophelia said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Ludid said...

the heart in hand is your creative signature. happy weekend.

Beedeebabee said...

I love this Lori! Your heart in hand would be beautiful in any form, it's all you, only you ... and like you, so very special! xoxo Paulette :)

Crystal said...

Like Paper Pumpkin, whenever I see your heart in hand motif, I think of your brother's gift.

I don't think I'll ever get over how incredibly touching it was for him to create something *so* very special for you. Yikes! Im feeling teary now just thinking of it. :-)

Hugs for both of you!

Have a fun weekend :-)

(You are inspiring me to try to keep an art journal - something I've never done before!)

Crystal xo :-)

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Greetings Lori,

I have always been drawn by the power of your hand and heart. They are not only graphically very strong but to me also reflect what I feel, considering my health history.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
Egmont

Yasmina said...

This is super-cute!
I really really love your artwork.

Jancalligrapher said...

Hi, Lori, love the hand and chalk work! And the heart, of course, love the heart. Thanks for all your nice comments and following along on my blog!! xoxox
Have a nice weekend.

cathyb said...

Hi Lori - me again (2 x's in one day) can you tell me what brand of chalk you use - I have tied so many and can't seem to find the right ones for me - find them not soft enough. Wha do you use?
C

Jane Farr said...

Chalk up another great piece for Lori! Sorry to be late with my birthday wishes, but I hope you had a very, special day!!! (((Big Hugs)))

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